If your mental health is struggling, does your skin lose out? (Spoiler: Yes! In a big way). Join millennial-loved beauty brand ZitSticka as they foster a dialogue between leading dermatologist, therapist, and self-care aficionados. They’ll unpack the relationship between acne and mental health, how to not “burn out”, approachable strategies for cultivating better self-esteem and self-worth and the importance of ~talking about your feelings~.


  • Working hard, or hardly ever stopping to breathe? Challenging “burnout” culture and efficiency as a status symbol
  • Is self-care merely a buzzword, or is it a practical life tool?
  • How do stress and mental health impact your precious epidermis?

About the Panelists

Amy Lee Photo


Amy Lee is a lifestyle digital content creator and self-proclaimed 'trauma-informed student of life.' Her content meets at the intersection of mental wellness, social justice advocacy, and holistic healing. She is also the founder of SEEN & SAFE, a community space empowering the next generation (BIPOC/LGBTQIA+/folx with a disability, etc.) from the inside out.

Dr. Daniel Y. Sugai, MD, FAAD Photo

North Pacific Dermatology

Dr. Daniel Sugai is a board-certified dermatologist in Seattle, WA who practices medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He received his M.D. degree at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and went on to do his dermatology training in Harvard Medical School’s combined residency program where he trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. His wife is a physician frontliner and they have two children.

About Our Partners



ZitSticka is a tech-meets-skincare brand hinging on science and leveraging the most efficient and innovative delivery systems.

Central to the brand's ethos is bringing transparency to the acne space—a space typically glossed over, sidestepped or approached in a clinical light. We explore the reality of having acne with equal parts sincerity and humor, while collaborating with members of the online “skin positivity” community to normalize the phenomenon that is acne. We're at once proposing that zits are an entirely normal and non-shameful phenomenon, but that we can help you fight them.